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Day 13 – No Aliens Spotted

Yesterday we said good bye to Buffalo, Wyoming and headed for South Dakota. It was a nice day and  not too hot with a couple of tiny sprinkles thrown in. We swung by Devils Tower and found it quite impressive.

This whole trip has been amazingly green with lots of wild flowers thrown in. Usually by this time of year everything is brown but due to the heavy late rains everything is still green. Everything but the beautiful red cliffs that are all around the area.

They sure do contrast beautifully with the green grass.

While looking at Devils Tower Marilyn noticed some climbers on the face of the monolith. I whipped out my sweet little Canon SX30IS and took a look. Here’s a picture from where we were sitting.

If you look closely in this picture you can see some tiny aliens at the center top. If you click on the picture it will be larger and easier to see.

Upon closer examination it appears they they are earthlings just enjoying a climb up the face of the mountain.

What an amazing little camera, I’m sure glad I got it before we left home.

As we drive along there is a beautiful scene around every corner. While we’d like to share each one of them with you it just wouldn’t be practical for us to stop at every corner to take another picture. Here’s just another example of what we’re talking about.

This is a great valley at the base of the Black Hills in South Dakota. The road at the bottom was not ours but looked like it would be a fun drive.

After a 264 mile day we arrived at Beaver Lake Campground in Custer, SD and got everything set up.

It’s a large campground and appears to be pretty full. This is the first campground we’ve been in that was near capacity. The people are really nice and the guy shows you to your site driving a golf cart. He even helped me level our rig. We relaxed the rest of the afternoon and grilled some yummy chicken for dinner.

Today we’ll start exploring the area and will offer up a full report tomorrow.


One Response

  1. Your camera takes great pictures!! I would love to take a trip like you are doing….You seem to be having a great time..Thank you for sharing your trip….

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